I don't know how much longer my blog, and all other Canadian blogs, will be available. There are rumours that my provider, Telus, as well as Rogers and Bell Canada are planning to institute a cable TV-like plan whereby I will only be allowed to visit certain websites (and I will have to sign up and pay for them in advance - no browsing without extra fees being levied). If these rumours are untrue, the people knowingly spreading them should be ashamed of themselves (and shut the hell up), but if they're true I will no longer be able to afford being online, and my research into things like the residential school issues and anti-occult hysteria will effectively come to end. I have heard many such end-of-the-Internet rumours before, but this one seems to have more weight. None of the service providers named have issued denials, for one thing. I'm going to go to Telus tomorrow and see what they have to say; I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, the blogging continues.
Things I've Discovered This Week:
- My rabbit is afraid of tapioca. If you hold a spoonful of it towards her, she shudders from her ears to her tail and hops away really fast.
- The Dark Knight isn't half as bad as Batman Forever (thank you Katie Holmes, for not getting rehired!). But Christian Bale's Batman voice is pathetic.
- Yogi Tea's Green Tea Kombucha is delicious!! It's lightly minty and fruity at the same time, without one taste overpowering the other. Awesome awesome awesome.
- While reading Plath & Hughes bios this month, I was ambivalent towards Ted Hughes. The book that changed my mind wasn't even about him or Plath, but about Plath biographers (The Silent Woman by Janet Malcolm), and it chronicled how Hughes and his sister went out of their way to manipulate writers into taking their side, using intimidation and guilt to suppress icky information. Now I think he was an utter creep and can go f*** himself sideways with a pointy stick.
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